Substance use during pregnancy and peripartum complications in a triethnic population

Abbey Berenson, Gregg S. Wilkinson, Louis A. Lopez

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Abstract

To study the effects of illicit drug use during pregnancy on maternal health, we reviewed the records of women who delivered at the University of Texas Medical Branch between June 1, 1989, and February 28, 1990, for peripartum history and results from drug urinaly-sis screens. After controlling for age at delivery, gravidity, race/ ethnicity, and use of alcohol or tobacco, elevated relative risk estimates were observed among women who had positive urinaly sis for syphilis, gonorrhea, pregnancy-induced hypertension, chorioamnio-nitis, asthma, and postpartum hemorrhage. These findings confirm that pregnant women who use illicit drugs are at increased risk for serious health complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-145
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
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Keywords

  • Drug use
  • Maternal outcome
  • Peripartum complications
  • Substance use
  • Venereal disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Substance use during pregnancy and peripartum complications in a triethnic population. / Berenson, Abbey; Wilkinson, Gregg S.; Lopez, Louis A.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1995, p. 135-145.

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Berenson, Abbey ; Wilkinson, Gregg S. ; Lopez, Louis A. / Substance use during pregnancy and peripartum complications in a triethnic population. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 1995 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 135-145.
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